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Nutritional Info
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 126.4
  • Total Fat: 4.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 37.4 mg
  • Sodium: 81.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 20.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.3 g
  • Protein: 2.3 g

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Fudgy Brownies


Fudgy Brownies

Introduction

Instant coffee in the batter intensifies the chocolate flavor. Beating the sugar and eggs together gives the baked brownies a crackly surface.

Instant coffee in the batter intensifies the chocolate flavor. Beating the sugar and eggs together gives the baked brownies a crackly surface.



Ingredients

    1 cup sugar
    2 large eggs
    1 tablespoon hot water
    2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
    1/4 cup butter, melted
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1 cup all-purpose flour
    2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    Cooking spray
    1 tablespoon powdered sugar (optional)

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Directions

Preheat oven to 325°.

Place sugar and eggs in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at high speed until thick and pale (about 5 minutes). Combine hot water and coffee granules, stirring until coffee granules dissolve. Add coffee mixture, butter, and vanilla extract to sugar mixture; beat at low speed until combined.

Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour, cocoa, and salt, stirring with a whisk. Gradually add flour mixture to sugar mixture, stirring just until moist (batter will be thick).

Spread batter into an 8-inch square baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 325° for 23 minutes or until brownies spring back when touched lightly in center. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Garnish brownies with powdered sugar, if desired.

Yield: 16 servings (serving size: 1 brownie)

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  • Incredible!
    71 of 72 people found this review helpful
    This recipe is awesome! These brownies don't taste lowfat at all. I love the subtle coffee flavor. I reduced the baking time to 20 minutes, because they dried out around the edges when I baked them for 23. Reducing the baking time made them nice and fudgy. I cut them up, wrapped in foil and froze. - 3/8/07

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  • Incredible!
    54 of 56 people found this review helpful
    I used egg whites, 1/2 c unsweetned applesauce instead of butter and only 1/2 c sugar, no coffee, extra vanilla. Baking time was fine. I had to freeze these to stop from eatting them. SO YUMMY! - 8/16/09

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  • Incredible!
    35 of 36 people found this review helpful
    Tasted great. I used espresso instead of coffee and it was just like the Starbucks brownies :) I will definitely be making it again. - 3/2/09

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  • 24 of 30 people found this review helpful
    I made this, with a few changes. Time, 24, minutes, 1/3 C. canola oil instead of butter, 1/3 C dry rolled oats, 1/4 C. skim milk insted of water, 1 teas. baking powder, and I used Splenda in lieu of sugar. I was worried at the thickness of the batter, but they came out great. - 7/2/09

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  • Incredible!
    23 of 23 people found this review helpful
    I replaced the coffee with hot water. I also recommend reducing the baking time slightly. I could not believe how fudgy these were! I had to cut the pieces in half! - 6/23/07

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  • Incredible!
    19 of 19 people found this review helpful
    Wow! What a great recipe! My husband couldn't even tell it was light! Has a fudge taste with a very moist brownie texture. Love it! - 1/3/08

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  • Incredible!
    18 of 18 people found this review helpful
    WOW....this brownie was decadent....moist, fudgy, flavorful. The only problem is-how on earth do I eat only one... - 2/17/08

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  • Incredible!
    18 of 19 people found this review helpful
    These brownies were superb! Chewy, moist, thick, and tasty! I used fat free choc chips instead of cocoa. I melted the chips in with the butter. I will make these again. - 7/10/07

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  • Incredible!
    16 of 16 people found this review helpful
    Made this twice, first time with splenda and applesauce in place of sugar and butter, and the second time I made it as listed. The one using splenda and applesauce was awful, way to think and not a good flavor.

    Made a second batch as directed, and they turned out wonderfully, nice chewy and rich. - 11/19/09

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  • Very Good
    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
    Really tasty. The coffee flavor accentuates the chocolate, making it very dark. The brownies were moist and had a good texture after 23 minutes. - 9/1/07

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  • 11 of 15 people found this review helpful
    I think when you use Splenda, you always need to cut back on the cooking time. Try 3-5 minutes at first. I will also use egg substitute. I will try these and test them out on my husband, & Grandkids.. they sound yummy.Thanks - 6/16/09

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    My daughter is totally 'addicted' to brownies and she simply loved these. The coffee just did the trick. Thanks for sharing - 9/8/09

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    These were very good. The coffee made the chocolate flavor much more intense. I didn't have a problem with the cooking time, but I checked on them frequently since it was my first time making them. - 2/11/08

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Delicious! A little dry, but I'm pretty certain that was my fault! I've never made brownies from scratch and after this batch I don't think I'm ever going back to mixes. - 7/31/09

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  • Very Good
    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
    They were very good and surprisingly moist for only 3tbsps of butter - 6/17/07

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  • Very Good
    8 of 16 people found this review helpful
    Sounds wonderful. I use coffee in my chocolate frosting and I am sure it will be excellent in brownies as well! - 3/15/07

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  • 7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I bake these all the time because they are so easy to make and delicious. Want to make it even easier? Use oil instead of melted butter. Either way, they're delicious, although I wouldn't necessarily call this a low fat recipe. - 11/16/09

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  • Very Good
    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I had to bake thease for 30 min. and i added chopped walnuts and they were really good more like a cake brownie - 8/12/09

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  • Very Good
    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Very moist.Good and I don't even like coffee! - 6/19/09

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  • Very Good
    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Have made this recipe before and agree with the shorter cooking time. - 3/19/07

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  • Very Good
    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    These were great, but I found myself eating too many - gave 1 pan to the neighbor. - 3/18/07

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  • Very Good
    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    My husband hasn't tried them, yet, but the kids and I think they're great! The coffee is a really nice touch. - 1/10/08

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  • Very Good
    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Very yummy recipe!! No one knew they were low fat!! - 3/18/07

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I agree with the above comment regarding cooking time. - 3/13/07

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Taste awesome. I agree also with the cooking time as my brownies have come out a little tough. - 3/10/07

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  • O.K.
    4 of 8 people found this review helpful
    The serving size for these is really, really small. About the size of a piece of fudge!! - 3/11/10

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Seriously yummy, seriously easy. I baked for 21 mins, but I think I'll only do 20 next time, so they're just a little fudgier. I'm storing them in the freezer. They are keeping very well, and are particularly delicious straight from the freezer on a hot day! Chewy and YUM! - 11/24/09

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  • Very Good
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I really liked these brownies even though I goofed when I made them and put in a whole stick of butter instead of 1/2 & overcooked them so they were a bit dry. It was difficult to limit myself to only one! - 10/10/09

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  • 4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Can't wait to try these! I love that they don't contain "fake" ingredients like Eggbeaters or Splenda. Only real food for me, thanks! :) - 9/21/09

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  • 4 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Sounds really nice and I would like to try them but how big is a serving I wonder? If a recipe calls for beating on slow it is better to do that as over mixing will result in a tough and chewy cake. I usually stir my mixtures with a spatula or spoon. - 9/8/09

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  • Good
    4 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Mmmm....Yummy! Didn't have Vanilla so skipped.Left them in oven for a bit too long so dry but still tasty. - 8/18/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This one is awesome..... Thanks - 8/6/09

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  • 4 of 7 people found this review helpful
    you all talked me into trying them. i wonder has anyone used splenda instead of sugar??
    i will try it and let you know. - 7/4/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Got to bake them again, they are wonderful!!!!! - 1/15/09

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  • 4 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Has anyone tried this recipe with a Splenda substitute for the sugar? Or just egg whites for the eggs? - 1/15/09

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  • 4 of 12 people found this review helpful
    Going to try this, will it work replacing the sugar with splenda? - 7/23/08

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  • Very Good
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    yummy!!! The coffee is an added kick! - 3/17/07

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I made these and they are awesome!! I wouldn't let my kids have them because of the coffee, but me and my husband scarfed them all down. - 3/16/07

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
    These are lovely, i love the coffee addition - its something i would have never thought of! - 3/13/07

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    this is good!! I also bake for 20 minutes. fudgier that way! i've made these 4x now and they go quick!! thanks for the recipe - 3/29/10

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Excellent, can't believe its good for you!
    I did not have any instant coffe so I used 1 tablespoon coffee. - 3/14/10

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    These are terriffic! I added some chopped walnuts, and just factor that in for the nutritional count. Fed these to non-dieting friends and they were a big hit. Am hiding the rest in the freezer for later. Thanks for sharing. - 3/11/10

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  • 3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I really wish the sugar grams would be added to all the recipes nutritional info for these recipes we get!! Important, don't you think? - 3/11/10

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  • Good
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Many of the wonderful recipes here do not provide the serving size. They will give the yield which can very slightly. Recipes have to be measured out to determine the serving size. It would be helpful if the recipes tell the size i.e. 1" x 1" or 1 cup so we know where we stand on planning meals. - 3/11/10

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe for brownies! I suggest that if you are concerned about you or your children, etc. eating these because of the coffee--use decaffeinated instant coffee. - 11/16/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This recipe is WONDERFUL!!! - 11/16/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Oh yeah, you've got to try these! - 10/18/09

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  • Good
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I liked how these tasted even though I used agave nectar instead of sugar and didn't use coffee since we don't like coffee. Very moist and not too sweet. Also added walnuts. Thanks for the recipe. - 10/7/09

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  • 3 of 7 people found this review helpful
    My son and I both love brownies. Will give them a try using some of the suggestions. Spenda should cut down on the calories. - 9/8/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    great brownies - 7/29/09

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  • 3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    WOW so yummy - 7/28/09

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  • 3 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I'm going to try this using decaf. Sounds good! - 6/16/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    we love it - 3/17/07

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  • Good
    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    GREAT TASTING - 3/17/07

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  • Very Good
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    REALLY GOOD AND CHOCOLATE TASTING - 3/17/07

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  • O.K.
    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I don't have instant coffee on hand - I may try replacing the water with cold coffee. Hmm. Otherwise, all sounds good. - 3/11/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I was skeptical about the instant coffee, but these are really terrific. I tried the 20 minute baking recommendation - not enough time in my oven, next time going with a little more baking time - but still they were really incredible! Thanks for a great idea. - 3/9/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I used these brownies as a base for cream cheese brownies. THEY WERE DELICIOUS! I made them for a coworkers birthday here in korea and they all loved it. Thanks for posting this awesome recipe! - 2/22/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I love fudge brownies - 1/26/10

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  • 2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Use eggbeaters and make them even better - 1/14/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Fantastic and so easy to make. They hard to resist. - 12/29/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I will TWEAK these to get them lower in calories, Splenda instead of sugar, applesauce instead of butter, whole wheat flour instead of white, and egg substitute instead of regular eggs. That way I can have MORE for less! - 11/16/09

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Everyone loved the brownies. - 11/16/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Strong on flavour, yet kind to the waist line! - 11/12/09

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was awesome! Took it to girls night.. they went fast! - 9/15/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Just made them. They are yummy. now its just to resist the temptation from having the whole batch. - 8/4/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    the coffee really adds to it - 6/2/09

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  • O.K.
    2 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Kind of dry. I will try a different low fat brownie recipe to satisfy my chocolate craving. - 1/15/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good if it didn't have the coffee. I would leave it out. - 3/17/07

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Wonderful - 3/16/07

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Really good!! - 5/1/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds yummy but too tempting for me to eat more than just one. :) - 4/21/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    this is awesome! - 4/8/10

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  • O.K.
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    These were just ok. They did not keep well and were very dry. - 4/6/10

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I will try these a bit later, after the Easter chocolate has disappeared. Does sound like my kind of receipe. I'm not going to supstitute Splenda for the sugar, but might use just egg whites. - 4/4/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    great - 4/2/10

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    good but not wow. - 3/13/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Cut out the coffee and used dutch cocoa so good. - 3/13/10

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    on the menu - 3/12/10

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I will make this again. - 3/12/10

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Yummy sounding!! A must to try for this chocolate lover. I would change a couple of things to make it healthier but will try it for sure. - 3/12/10

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    sound wonderful - 3/11/10

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  • 1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Try to stay away from sugar - 3/11/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    these are soooooooo good - 3/11/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Question do these taste like coffee? I don't like coffee and wasn't sure how these would taste. - 3/11/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Can take out a few minutes early if they are cooking too fast. - 3/11/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I am saving for future use. My grand children love brownies and It doesn't hurt to give them low cal and carb ones. - 3/11/10

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    for the person that wanted malt powder, try Ovaltine malt. it has all kinds of vitamins and minerals and is caffine free. - 3/11/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds wonderful with all the substitutes to reduce the "brownies to my waistline" results. I am having my daughter's mother in law to be on Sunday and I will have these with coffee during our meeting. - 3/11/10

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  • O.K.
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I like the coffee in it. - 3/7/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Loved these brownies. Didn't have instant coffee, but still very good without it. - 2/28/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Batter turned out really thick I was worried but baked as directed and turned out wonderful even at high altitude - 2/27/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    These are rich, and INTENSE! Lovely flavour! I cannot wait to make them again and again (and freeze them because I have no will power!). I, too, am a big fan of real food, not fake substitutes, so this is an awesome recipe for my household. Thanks for sharing!! - 2/25/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    MY HUSBAND LOVES BROWNIES I MAY TRY THIS TONIGHT OR TOMORROW I WILL USE A SPLENDA BLEND. I MAKE MY OWN HALF SUGAR HALF SPLENDA. I DON'T BUY SUGAR EXCEPT AT CHRISTMAS. I WILL ADD NUTS ALSO. - 2/19/10

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I tryed them today. Instead of butter I used my Conola oil Cooking spray which said on the can no calories. They came out real good and my DH really liked them. Will make again. - 2/18/10

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I needed something for my sweet tooth craving. These brownies were out of this world. I will definitely make them again!!! Delicious!!! - 2/4/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Rich, intense flavor, very moist and tasty. I made these brownies sticking strictly to the recipe, but using margarine instead of butter and adding walnuts. I had to bake them around 30 mins. I suggest you keep an eye on them to make sure you don't overbake them. So rich, a small serving suffices! - 1/31/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very, very good! I didn't have coffee, so I used almost a Tbsp of water (as in the recipe), but I topped the water off with some almond extract. These were moist and yummy. BTW, this was the THICKEST brownie batter I've ever made. - 1/26/10

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    With all these great reviews, I'll have to make them (maybe tonight) I often get a craving for chocolate & these brownies look like they will hit the spot! - 1/19/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Yummy!!! - 1/15/10

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